Cool Blog Commenting Trick!

by dadamson 73 replies
For those of you who love blog commenting to get backlinks, here is a trick I discovered by accident that pushed me to #1 position for a competitive product launch...

When searching for related blogs to comment on, I usually use the following search term in Google:

"[Keyword]" "Post A Comment" INURL:blog name email website

This returns results relating to my keyword, that contain the text "post a comment" and have the word "blog" in the URL, and also contain the words "name", "email", and "website" (often at the comment submission form).

But, this is what I figured out after a jump to number one:

I had hundreds of backlinks coming from one domain, I looked into it a little more and found that this domain had a "recent comments" widget attached the sidebar which put my link in front of hundreds of pages and probably THOUSANDS of viewers.

This influx of backlinks jumped me up to #1 in Google and I stayed there even after my comment was pushed off the recent comments widget.

Now, whenever making blog comments, I remember to add the tag "Recent Comments" to my search tag to find these goldmines:

"Recent Comments" "[Keyword]" "Post A Comment" INURL:blog name email website

This definitely won't be a new trick to some of you but I encourage some of the newbies and blog commenters to try this little tip.

You will need to wait for the moderator to approve the comment in most cases so remember to comment on a blog where the recent comments where written within the last few months.. Otherwise you may have hit an abandoned blog.

Hope you guys get some use out of that!

Cheers,
Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author briantalk
    I have seen it in my blog statistics page, so I guess its time for me to use it too. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRCarson
    Thanks Dave! Awesome tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    No probs!

    Another thing to mention is that this works extremely well on dofollow blogs.

    If you are running Firefox there is a plugin called nodofollow that will help you check for dofollow links in the sidebar.

    A good thing about this tip is that you don't necessarily need to sort the blogs by Page Rank because the purpose of the exercise is spread your link around the entire site, your original post might be on a PR0 post but spread around to 100 PR3 posts if you're lucky!
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  • Profile picture of the author App Developers
    Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this out tomorrow for sure!!
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agency
    Pretty good tips mate, gonna try this.
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    • Profile picture of the author TSDMike
      Neat observation thanks for sharing!!

      I have noticed that and heard this technique as well... but actually searching for blogs that widget specifically isn't something I'd thought of doing.

      One point to add, another common feature on blogs people like to use is the 'top commenters' widget. It takes a little longer to make that list, as you have to contribute more comments to qualify. But the staying power is significantly higher, since it will be longer since you are overthrown from the list.
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      • Profile picture of the author dadamson
        Originally Posted by TSDMike View Post

        Neat observation thanks for sharing!!

        I have noticed that and heard this technique as well... but actually searching for blogs that widget specifically isn't something I'd thought of doing.

        One point to add, another common feature on blogs people like to use is the 'top commenters' widget. It takes a little longer to make that list, as you have to contribute more comments to qualify. But the staying power is significantly higher, since it will be longer since you are overthrown from the list.
        Thanks for the contribution! Another great tip for making the most out of your blog comments.

        I have done a little research and these are the most used terms for top commenters widgets:

        - "Top Commenters"
        - "Top Contributors"

        So you can mix up "Recent Comments" with the above two keywords for some staying power in your backlinks. Problem is that there are generally less search results for these keywords, still worth going for though.

        Cheers,
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        • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
          This is a very smart way to search - thank you so much for the tip.

          It seems it would be important to have the search engines crawl these pages ASAP while your comments still show up in the sidebars. What steps do you take to encourage that?

          Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author currenz
    Thanks for sharing this cool trick. I will give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author johndee
    Thanks for the tips dadamson! I'll try it.
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    Thanks for the tip. Gotta try this.
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    Thanks! Will definitely try this.
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  • Profile picture of the author oogyboogawa
    I've played with this a little bit since you posted on one of my threads yesterday. Haven't had a whole lot of time to put into it though and so far haven't had any luck getting comments approved on any of these blogs (several awaiting moderation and they are all relevant to the post I commented on though).
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom E
      Awesome tip, thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Originally Posted by oogyboogawa View Post

      I've played with this a little bit since you posted on one of my threads yesterday. Haven't had a whole lot of time to put into it though and so far haven't had any luck getting comments approved on any of these blogs (several awaiting moderation and they are all relevant to the post I commented on though).
      Great! I usually expect most comments to be moderated within half a month. A lot of people don't check comments that frequently.

      Originally Posted by helterskelter View Post

      This is a very smart way to search - thank you so much for the tip.

      It seems it would be important to have the search engines crawl these pages ASAP while your comments still show up in the sidebars. What steps do you take to encourage that?
      I have experimented a couple of ways to make the most of these viral comments and I personally do the following (although even without doing anything I get great results - I guess from other people pinging for their own comments)

      I make a list of all the URLs on the site that your comment went viral on:

      INURL:websitedomain.com

      Create and spin an article related to his website and in the resource box I would spin all the links, plus a few links to my site and submit to as many directories as I can.

      Then I would get these article links, the blog pages, AND a few pages from my site and run them through a social bookmarking campaign.

      It's like pouring hot chocolate sauce on a Christmas pudding

      Originally Posted by wonderd View Post

      great trick, but still hard to find good blogs
      True, but be creative with the keywords you are searching with, they don't need to be exact, just close enough to your niche. Try broader terms.
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      • Profile picture of the author redstanford
        Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

        Create and spin an article related to his website and in the resource box I would spin all the links, plus a few links to my site and submit to as many directories as I can.

        Then I would get these article links, the blog pages, AND a few pages from my site and run them through a social bookmarking campaign.

        It's like pouring hot chocolate sauce on a Christmas pudding

        that seems like a lot of extra work to get links indexed by google
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        • Profile picture of the author dadamson
          Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

          that seems like a lot of extra work to get links indexed by google
          It's not just to get the links indexed. It's to create a second layer of backlinking and then a third layer.

          It's like a massive link wheel and it gives me the most juice to my target pages as well as indexing the backlinks.

          This method does take a little extra work, but it has given me way better results than simply pinging the links until they get indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
    OK, I've been playing with this search string all evening. I just placed a comment on a page that is PR6 (it's already been approved) and hopefully I can get some oomph from the other pages on that site. Found several other great blogs (PR2-4) to add to my list tonight as well. I definitely had to get creative with the keywords due to the limited search results. Good stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Diane S
      Originally Posted by helterskelter View Post

      I just placed a comment on a page that is PR6 (it's approved been approved)
      You found an instant approval PR6 blog post? That is one huge gold feather in your cap! Congratulations!
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      • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
        Originally Posted by Diane S View Post

        You found an instant approval PR6 blog post? That is one huge gold feather in your cap! Congratulations!
        Thanks, Diane! I was really, really excited about that! It's not instant approval, but apparently the site owner manually approved it within about 15-20 minutes because I checked back and it was live. I definitely put some effort into that comment before submitting it!
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  • Profile picture of the author DIGITALCHAMELEON
    Good tips, but i want to share mine technique to look for a related blog commenting sites- "powered by wordpress"+"keyword"+"leave a comment"
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  • Profile picture of the author wonderd
    great trick, but still hard to find good blogs
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  • Profile picture of the author krish21
    Thanks for the share. I will try this.
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  • Profile picture of the author corsleymaxwell
    That is cool. Thank you for sharing. This can help a lot. I hope blog commenter will find this helpful.
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  • It is a very interesting post. I have generally used this technique for blog commenting:

    "keyword" in url:blog site:.com
    I am very excited to use this new tactic. I hope it will work. Thanks for sharing it.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Originally Posted by basementfoundationrepair View Post

      It is a very interesting post. I have generally used this technique for blog commenting:

      "keyword" in url:blog site:.com
      I am very excited to use this new tactic. I hope it will work. Thanks for sharing it.
      Yeah, that's what I used to do to, until I got a bit fancy with it. :p

      Your technique tends to yeild a fair amount of results that require signups to comment or don't allow comments at all.

      Simply by adding "Post A Comment" or "Leave A Comment", "Have Your Say", (get creative)

      And tacking on "Name" "Email" "Website", you only get the Juiciest results.

      Better ROI
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  • Profile picture of the author landjs
    Thanks for these tips! Backlinking is harder than I thought.
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    Thanks for this useful tips. I will try it on.
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  • Profile picture of the author janfav
    Thanks a lot, i am a new person in the internet marketing field, and i am just building my website, with the help of somebody, its quite tricky though; but i have been commenting in people's blogs. You have just increased my knowledge and awareness.

    knowledge is power! thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    Great stuff,

    Just tried this out and it worked excellently. It does take a bit of searching to find a good blog, but it's nice to see your link showing up on that blogroll Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author oogyboogawa
    I just found an auto-approve blog with this feature on it - unfortunately it is PR0 and I doubt any of the pages have any PR either. It seems to be a news scraping site.

    Regardless... it has 1900 pages indexed in Google so that's pretty nice...
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  • Profile picture of the author amanijl
    Awesome trick, I just found a PR3 blog to comment on with my first try! Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Good job guys.

    It's really one of those perks of doing SEO. By no means is it absolutely necessary, but if you have a page that seems to be stuck in a certain position this technique can usually push you along.

    The PR0 blog may not be worth as much but with that amount of pages you would be crazy to go for it while you're there.

    Again, as someone mentioned above, finding "best commenter" or something (based on the largest number of approved comments by one user) you will have the potential to keep those backlinks for a lot longer.
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelaLuo
    I am doing blog comments right these days and this is really very useful tip for me.Thanks so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Great, I am glad this has become a useful post for a lot of you! Remember to just get out there and take action with whatever you are doing for your SEO.

    SEO doesn't wait for you
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Great tip dadamson. I stumbled across that too about a year ago. It gets you tons of temporary links and potentially a solid SERP boost.

    It is like blog commenting on steroids.
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    • Profile picture of the author valeriewalton
      Cool, I often use inurl in order to find blogs that are related to the keywords I am using, now I have more option on searching for a blog to comment with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quasha
    You also use this string.

    “keyword” inurl:blog ” "post a comment" -"comments are closed" -"you must be logged in"

    By using this you will find a blog where comments are allowed and you don't have to be logged in. This process may also help in blog commenting.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajohan2004
    this is really very useful tip and awesome
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    Thanks Dave useful and amazing tips.
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    thank you so much for this post. Really helped a lot.
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    Thanks for the great tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneyerr
    This is very good trick now i can also use this one.
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    Wow great tip.. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author BarcsHasBite
      This is a good tip.. unfortunately everything is nofollow nowadays
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    My blog has the recent comments widget installed as well as the top commentators plugin feel free to stop in. Provide a good comment please no spam.
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    This is an AWESOME tip. Bookmarked. Thanks!
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    Thanks Dave useful and amazing tips.
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    i have one doubt about bolog commenting is it better to do blog commenting on blog whose blog commenting is powered by disqus
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    Awesome Tutorial
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    thanks for sharing
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    Good tip , thanks
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    thanks for sharing it I already use this trick but thanks anyway
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    • Profile picture of the author beauxesprits
      A rotten tip. I will say. This is why.....

      If you comment on a "recent comment" blog and your comment appears on the widget. Your comment will be all over the website. Let's say the website has 300 links... You will get backlinks from 300 pages from 1 domain. Okay fine... lets move on now...

      After 2 days 299 pages don't have your link. You backlinks will come down gradually and also your website. At last you will have ONE backlink at the page in which you commented.

      Moreover when you come in the "recent comments widget" you are risking your website from being penalized because Google does not like getting thousands of backlinks from one source.
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  • Profile picture of the author iknowvations
    Seems ok but what I have found is most of the high ranking bogs have NoDoFollow for the comments. So we have to go on searching for proper blogs and bookmark the same for comments. And I think at the end of the day it is the ideas that you contribute to that blog is more important then getting backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by iknowvations View Post

      Seems ok but what I have found is most of the high ranking bogs have NoDoFollow for the comments. So we have to go on searching for proper blogs and bookmark the same for comments. And I think at the end of the day it is the ideas that you contribute to that blog is more important then getting backlinks.
      If you're looking purely for DoFollow blogs you'll need the help of a tool. (Scrapebox is definitely what I'd recommend.) Searching for DF blogs manually is a huge pain and time sink.
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  • Profile picture of the author keithotzkie
    Wow! I just read this thread today..
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge mate..
    Hope youll keep on giving us more tips in the future..
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackIrish
    Nice trick, useful with some auto commenting tools too!
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    The tip is very old, it was working about 1 year ago, but now (after the last Penguin update), this could hurt your website, NOT help it (if you have a lot of backlinks from the same domain!!!)
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      The tip is very old, it was working about 1 year ago, but now (after the last Penguin update), this could hurt your website, NOT help it (if you have a lot of backlinks from the same domain!!!)
      I've never had issues with multiple backlinks coming from a single site. But, then again, at the most I've had about 5. (Occasionally more when a comment is added to a "recent comments" plugin. But these links go away pretty quickly once others make comments.)
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    Man this is very unique and helpful stuff. Stoked to find great tips like this. Thanks a ton!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mav91890
    Why can't i find any sites with this, even with the most linear keywords like games. Is the only thing you do is replace the keyword area with your kw?
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      Originally Posted by Mav91890 View Post

      Why can't i find any sites with this, even with the most linear keywords like games. Is the only thing you do is replace the keyword area with your kw?
      Im having the same problem. After replacing the keyword it just shows SEO type blogs and not blogs related to the keyword.
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    this is particularly useful on me too, as I still rely my SEO mainly on blog commenting.. hopefully can find some nice blogs to comment on!
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    I'll surely try this one. Thanks for sharing mate!
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    Thank you. Very useful information.
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  • Profile picture of the author alphaomegalady
    This technique is worth trying but since there are a lot of other bloggers knew it, I'm not sure it will work
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by alphaomegalady View Post

      This technique is worth trying but since there are a lot of other bloggers knew it, I'm not sure it will work
      Why wouldn't it? There are millions upon millions of blogs online.
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      • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        Why wouldn't it? There are millions upon millions of blogs online.
        Have you tried it?

        Let me tell a quick story.

        I was leaving comments on blogs, and 1 day went to check my WMT and saw that I had 4,210 links coming from 1 of the blogs I posted a comment on.

        I didn't think of it much at the time and assume it was a mistake.

        Untill 2-3 days later, my site began to plummet in rankings.

        I went back to look at my backlink profile, and realized that it looked like I had spammed this entire blog. Even though I left one quality comment, my link was on every page, with the same anchor text over 4,000 times.

        I don't think recent comments widgets are as good as the OP use to think. Especially with changes in the algo and if you consider how old this thread is.

        Here are a few things to think about -

        1) If you post on 1 relevant blog post, and your comment displays on every page... is every page on that blog relevant to your niche? For my niche, it was just that 1 page that was relevant, and every other page was NOT relevant to my niche. Thats a great way to kill the relevancy of your backlink profile imo.

        2) Is your site young? Don't you think it will look weird when a new site gets thousands of links from the same site, all with the same anchor text?

        3) My site didn't drop then come back stronger. It dropped for the entire time my comment was on this 1 blog, for 4 weeks. Untill I got fed up and posted a bunch of comments on the same blog without my link, to get my original comment bumped off the widget.

        Then guess what happened? My links went down in WMT and my ranks came back up a few days later.

        You can say this was coincidence. But I would not try this "technique" without considering that this thread was made 3 years ago.

        In fact, I have stopped commenting on blogs because so many of them have recent comments widgets. And since my niche is small, its impossible to find an entire site thats relevant to my niche. Its usually just 1 random article here and there.

        People may say, "just use your name" for the anchor text, but I still don't think thats a smart idea. Because I had used my name when I left the comment. I doubt the crawlers think, "oh, it a name, so it can't be a keyword". Like I can't target a name as a keyword to sell a book about how to name your baby or something.

        My main point is, this thread is old. So don't just jump into this w/out considering that its 2013, and it could potentially harm your site like I believe it harmed mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author harry123
    yes its a good trick but only problem with blog commenting is approval rate is low and depending on site administrators.
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    I love this technique. I forgot how to do it until I read this thread to refresh my memory.
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    • Profile picture of the author RossIT
      i was considering this was the reason why i am getting 8k back links from 1 domain? it has steadily risen over the last week or so and topped at 8k! (pinbud.co.uk) is the domain where i get all my links!

      think this is what has happened to me, and since i am unsure where i come up on google i have no idea if this is harming my website!:confused:
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    thanks for the tip! quite useful
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